Tuesday, July 26, 2011

♥ I heart art ♥ Melanie Mikecz - toems

Meet Melanie. The freelance illustrator behind toems.
She specializes in a mixed media style that charms children and adults alike.

When did you first begin creating art?
My earlier artistic memory is sitting at the kitchen table and coloring on a giant piece of butcher block paper. I was probably 3 at the time.

What is your favorite/most sentimental creation? Why? 
These hot air balloons (below) are probably my most sentimental piece, not because they are the coolest thing ever. Rather they represent the time I finally found my groove. I floundered for years trying different techniques and styles before I found something that worked for me.

Is there a project you've always dreamed of creating? What would it be? 
My dream project would be to do one of my geometric designs at mural/wall size. So far I have been limited by my studio space, computer memory, and printer capacity. Someday...

Click on each image to view more of Melanie's work, 
and please be sure to visit her shop and site..
You can also keep up with her on Facebook.

Thank you for sharing with us Melanie. I ♥ your art.



  1. Very cool. I like the choo choo train print in her shop!

  2. Love the zebra & giraffe. How perfect would those be for the boys?!

  3. the hot air balloon painting is amazing.

  4. wow. so whimsical. I love them!

  5. Wow! What beautiful artwork...thanks for sharing :)

  6. Love her work. So colorful & fun!

  7. Wow, I love all of it. This is all gorgeous!

  8. These are wonderful! i love the helicopter and the air baloon!


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